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Fort Zeelandia Guyana Unisex Kids Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Fort Zeelandia Guyana Unisex Kids Short Sleeve T-Shirt

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Fort Zeelandia Guyana Unisex Kids Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Fort Zeelandia is located on Fort Island, a fluvial island of the Essequibo River delta in the Essequibo Islands-West Demerara region of Guyana. Not to be confused with Fort Zeelandia in Paramaribo, Suriname, the current brick fort was built in 1743 for the Essequibo colony, replacing an earlier wooden fort built in 1726, and is among the oldest structures in Guyana. The fort replaced Fort Kyk-Over-Al as the capital of Essequibo in 1739.

The small fort is a 15 x 20 m structure surrounded by four ramparts at each corner. Constructed during the Dutch possession of the region, the fort was a vital defensive fortification strategically located at the mouth of the Essequibo River.

Construction of the fort commenced in 1740 and, with the labor of enslaved Africans, the structure was completed in 1743. Brick was baked on the spot and mortar and trass were imported from Barbados and the Netherlands. However, the entire complex was completed in 1749, since construction was delayed as a result of the shortage of building materials and labor. The completed structure was then christened Fort Zeelandia, after the County of Zeeland in the Netherlands, from which many of the original settlers had originated.

Product Details

Comfy, cool, and fun, our Kids Tee is perfect for day-to-day wear. Handmade with soft wear resistant fabric, show off your kids bold style with this carefully crafted tee.

  • Soft, breathable fabric
  • Double needle topstitch detailing
  • Crewneck
  • Printed, cut, and handmade

Size & Fit

  • Straight, easy fit
  • Moderate stretch
  • Hits at the hip


Material & Care

  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low
  • 95% Polyester 5% Spandex, Jersey
  • Fabric weight: 5.60 oz/yd² (190g/m²)
  • Imported
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